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UFC 247 predictions: Did Jon Jones and Valentina Shevchenko get unanimous nods in Houston?

Jones
vs.
Reyes Shevchenko
vs.
Chookagian Adams
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Tafa Bektic
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Ige Latifi
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Lewis MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 3-1
Jones
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6 burning questions heading into UFC 247

(Editor’s note: This story originally published on Feb. 7, 2020)

The UFC returns to action Saturday night with its second pay-per-view offering of 2020, as the octagon heads to Houston for UFC 247. 1,401 more words

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UFC 247 media day faceoffs video: Intensity between champions, challengers

HOUSTON – As we inch closer to UFC 247, the top fighters on the card inched closer to each other literally on Thursday.

The main-card fighters, as well as some of the prelim combatants, took part in UFC 247 media day at the host hotel. 119 more words

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Ilir Latifi taking wait-and-see approach to heavyweight move before UFC 247

HOUSTON – Ilir Latifi is certainly enjoying life as a heavyweight, but he’s not ruling out a move back down to 205 pounds, either.

Latifi (14-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will make his heavyweight debut Saturday against Derrick Lewis at UFC 247. 383 more words

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Derrick Lewis wants a hometown first-round knockout at UFC 247

HOUSTON – Derrick Lewis is undefeated in his home state of Texas, and he plans on keeping it that way.

Lewis (22-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) faces Ilir Latifi this Saturday at UFC 247 and is looking to put on a show for his hometown fans. 257 more words

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Watch the UFC 247 Athlete Panel

Three days before fighters compete at UFC 247, a selected few will attend the “Athlete Panel” to get the last words in before their fight. 150 more words

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Video: Watch Wednesday's UFC 247 special athlete panel on MMA Junkie

HOUSTON – Ahead of Saturday’s UFC 247 in Houston, you can watch a live video stream of a special athlete panel featuring six of the top fighters on the card. 167 more words

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